Faisal Mahmud

Faisal Mahmud

Asia

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest

Organisers charged with maintaining silence over the jailing of acclaimed photographer, a claim they deny.

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest

Asia

Bangladesh editors protest 'chilling' Digital Security Act

Top editors form human chain in Dhaka urging Bangladesh's government to overhaul law they say will curb press freedom.

Bangladesh editors protest 'chilling' Digital Security Act

Bangladesh

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death over Hasina rally attack

A Dhaka court also sentences top opposition leader Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment over 2004 attack on a rally.

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death over Hasina rally attack

Bangladesh

'Jail can't break his spirit': Bangladesh photographer's wife

Shahidul Alam remains locked in Dhaka jail for more than 50 days as calls for his release reach United Nations summit.

'Jail can't break his spirit': Bangladesh photographer's wife

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

More than 30 alleged drug dealers killed in the past week in 'shootouts' with police amid rights activists' warnings.

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

Asia

Bangladesh students demand abolition of job quota system

Thousands of students launch a fresh movement as government fails to honour its promise to end quota in government jobs.

Bangladesh students demand abolition of job quota system

Rohingya

OIC to assume 'stronger role' over Rohingya crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation says it will create a committee on accountability for crimes against Rohingya.

OIC to assume 'stronger role' over Rohingya crisis

Asia

Is Bangladesh moving towards one-party state?

The controversial jailing of ex-PM Zia and persecution of dissent raises fears months ahead of general elections.

Is Bangladesh moving towards one-party state?

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Why was science fiction writer Zafar Iqbal attacked?

The stabbing has brought back memories of a series of fatal attacks against secular bloggers that occurred in 2015.

Bangladesh: Why was science fiction writer Zafar Iqbal attacked?

Bangladesh

Rights groups accuse Bangladesh army of covering up sex assault

Protests highlight Chittagong Hill Tracts' Chakma population's anger at alleged sexual assault of two teenaged sisters.

Rights groups accuse Bangladesh army of covering up sex assault

Bangladesh

Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A Dhaka court jails former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for five years in orphanage corruption case sparking protests.

Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

Bangladesh

Bangladesh disappearances 'a matter of grave concern'

Rights advocates accuse authorities of using 'abductions' to send message to people regarded as a threat to the state.

Bangladesh disappearances 'a matter of grave concern'